Berlin / Germany in April 2021.
The Berlin based Street Artist XOOOOX has just published a new graphic edition.
XOOOOX Edition Liza
Format: 29,7 x 42 cm / 11 x 17 inch
Material: Fine Art Paper
Technique: Pigment print
Edition: 30 pieces
Other: signed, numbered.
Through the French street artist Blek le Rat came XOOOOX on the stencil technique. He was a pioneer of the stencil, who was also on the road in Berlin.
Unlike many graffiti artists who now have their stencils made by machine, XOOOOX still cuts out his stencils by hand. An artistic creative process that is also visible in the works. The artist XOOOOX uses filigree stencil works and installations inspired by Arte Povera, made of decayed and weathered materials. These place the glamour of urban fashion culture in extreme contrast to underlying themes of transience or vulnerability.
Professionally styled photographic models mostly executed in life-size stencil works form the leitmotif and question the worship cult and seduction techniques of today's multimedia fashion world.
In spring 2018, german magazine FOCUS already reported on the Berlin street artist XOOOOX and recommended the first graphic edition as an art investment.
XOOOOX (*1979) is a German street artist who lives and works in Berlin. Similar to Banksy, his true identity behind this pseudonym is unclear. Interesting to know, however, is that he had to go to jail for a few days during his school days for damage to property after his street art was betrayed by someone at the police.
His life-size stencil works show perfectly styled female models, which he stages after the model of fashion campaigns. For the background, however, he relies on materials with history, such as decayed or weathered woods and fabrics. Thus he creates a contrast to the glamor of the fashion world. In many of his works he also uses logos of fashion brands, which he alienates. In some cases, this can be understood as homage, such as in the case of brands that look back on a long tradition. In others, it is a critique of the over-industrialization of fashion and invites the viewer to question it.
The New York Times recommended XOOOOX as one of "12 Treasures of Europe" on October 17, 2014.
The Urban Nation Museum in Berlin purchased a work by XOOOOX for its permanent collection in February 2018.
In Amsterdam, the largest street art museum in the world is currently under construction at Lasloods Hall. The museum was founded by Peter Ernst Coolen on the site of the NDSM docks. XOOOOX originals will also be on display there, they are already in the collection.
Galerie Frank Flügel with locations in Nuremberg and Kitzbühel is focused on high quality originals of Pop Art, Street Art and Contemporary Art.
As always, you will find artworks by Harland Miller, David Salle, Sean Scully, Gerhard Richter, Robert Indiana, Allen Jones, Thomas Ruff, David Gerstein, Peter Doig, Jeff Koons, Tracey Emin, Raqib Shaw and Robert Longo in the gallery's inventory. As well as other street art artists such as Mr. Brainwash, BAMBI, Fringe and John Crash Matos, as well as design objects by Maurizio Cattelan, Paul Smith or Philippe Starck.
Exhibitions are held in regular rotation in the centrally located stores in Nuremberg and Kitzbühel. Participation in international trade fairs rounds off the program.
Gallery Frank Fluegel
Obere Woerthstrasse 12
email: info (at) frankfluegel (dot) com
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 18:00 hrs
Sat 13:00 - 16:00
and by appointment